- small tongs used for serving cubed sugar.
Origin of sugar tongs
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for sugar tongs
Constance, in her dismay, dropped the sugar-tongs into the sugar.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Aunt Sarah immediately let fall the sugar-tongs, and stood speechless.The Vicar of Bullhampton
There would be no end of it if one were to take it with the sugar-tongs.
But where are the sugar-tongs, the massive silver sugar-tongs?
When she reached the door she remembered the cup and the sugar-tongs.The Benefactress